Earwigs can quickly infest a garden and home if they are not promptly removed. These fast-moving, slender, brown or black outdoor insects have two pairs of wings and forceps or pincers that protrude from their abdomen. Their pheromone trail allows large numbers of other earwigs to follow them.
Signs of an infestation: Earwigs typically bite ragged holes into leaves, and scatter excrement around. They are especially common after rainy weather.
Risks: Earwigs may look intimidating, but they don’t spread disease, carry poison or harm humans. However, they cause significant damage to household items that are high in cellulose or fat content. They will feast on foods found in the kitchen, or on stacks of books or newspaper. They sometimes attack living plants, vegetables and fruits.
Control Measures: A'Africa Pest Prevention offers a range of fast and effective pest control methods that target specific earwigs without posing a risk to your plants, around your family and pets.
DIY: Prevention is the best course of action. There are several DIY methods to prevent earwigs, including creating a bird-friendly garden, creating oil pit traps, and using alcohol to control earwig infestations.
Contact Us: Do you suspect a pest infestation? Get in touch with your nearest A’Africa Pest Prevention branch.
Get a Quote: Book an appointment with your local A'Africa Office to discuss your pest problem. If necessary, we will complete a survey and provide you with a free quote and recommendations.
Solutions: Once you have accepted the quote, our pest control technicians will come out to your property to apply the selected treatments at a time that suits you. We pride ourselves on providing a solution that is safe for your children, your pets and for the environment.
Aftercare: A'Africa Pest Prevention provides guaranteed pest control solutions as well as advice to help prevent future infestations. We will visit your property as often as needed to fully resolve your pest infestation.